Regular readers will know that I have (re) started a push to replace old items in my wardrobe. Gone (hopefully) will be the old tatty tops and skirts in boring (unhappy) colours. Yes, this will mean more purple and ‘berry colours’ in the cupboard. I need to feel less blurgh and get a spring in my step.
Over the past week I have struggled with my sewing machine which is in need of a service. I have broken two machine needles this week, resulting in a jagged spot on the machine’s needle plate. It took me a while to work it out but the thread shredding and breaking was a hint…
My first outfit is based on some ‘retro’ print that was on sale at Spotlight. It was just 20 cm shy of enough material for a matching blouse and skirt so I paired some of my linen, the combination can be seen below.
Patterns used were : Burda 7561 for the skirt and Simplicity 2154 for the blouse. I am not a very frilly-friendly girl so I ditched the bow and kept the knot. I think it looks slicker but still gives a retro feel.
Sunday was left to handsewing of hems and hook and eyes. Tuesday will be its first outing. All finished up below.